Chicago IL 60605
True to its name, Everest towers head and shoulders above many of Chicago's other upscale restaurants — literally, from its perch on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange Buiilding, and also gastronomically, through Alsatian-born chef Jean Joho's superlative French food. The wine list is almost as stunning as the views — above all in its collection of great wines from Joho's home region of Alsace. — Valaer Murray, 2/18/11
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- tdmstaff "Alsatian chef Jean Joho adapts French and American classics, such as this exquisite duck, slightly sweet and served with turnips in her regional style. Entrees pair well with her regional wine selection and the stunning view."
If you’re sick of gimmicky food, make the three-elevator climb up to Everest. Trends come and trends go, but no one can knock Jean Joho’s towering South Loop stunner from its lofty perch. In terms of pure pleasure, Joho’s nuanced three- and four-course tasting menus ($94, $115) still deliver at the highest levels, as in the impossibly smooth foie gras topped with buttery little croutons and bedded on rich diced pineapple. The waitstaff is full of veterans quietly doing good work, and the wine list—strong on Alsatian selections—is among Chicago’s most impressive. From extravagant amuse-bouches to ridiculous arrays of petits fours at meal’s end, everything at Everest is gracious and top-notch.
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French-Alsatian menus feature seasonal platters like house-smoked salmon w/ noodles + cabbage potage poured tableside. – Green Guide Editor
If you have the first reservation don't show up on time since they lock the doors until its time.
A little bit confusing to find, but definitely worth the adventure. Beautiful views and outstanding, elegant food!
2013 - 1 Michelin Star
Everest's service and tasting menus are impeccable. Tonight's tasting menu was the one of the finest dining experiences I have had - worthy of its one Michelin star rating.
Jean Joho’s nuanced tasting menus (four courses, $110) deliver at the highest levels. The wine list—strong on Alsatian selections—is among Chicago’s most impressive.
Average check size: $546 (Source: Wired Magazine, February 2012)
Ask for a window seat
Try the Vintage Carnanoli Rissotto, Wild Forest Mushrooms - Great flavor. Excellent texture. Yum!!! (via @Foodspotting)
Try the Maine Peekytoe Crab And Avacado Salad - Excellent cold crab salad starter (via @Foodspotting)
The service, food, and prices are as high as this restaurant's location. Their Menu can feature items like roasted Maine lobster, medallion of venison, and imported Russian caviar.
See full review of Everest Restaurant in #Chicago. http://alswharton.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/foodie-review-everest/
In a city of summits, Chef Joho elevates the flavors of his native Alsace with stunning success at this art deco jewel box. - Inspector
The scallops an lobster appetizers are amazing, and the veal entree is even better!
Upscale French cuisine is not the only draw of Everest, it's located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange building. Delicious food & a view of the city makes it a spot that can’t be missed.
No need to call ahead for a table with a view, the view will find you! Order any and all lobster - Everest does it right.
Andy Warhol tastiing menu with limited edition Dom perignon champagne
Alsatian-born chef Jean Joho serves refined and updated versions of French classics: cream of watercress soup with quenelles and frog legs, for example. The wine list is very extensive.
French spins on American cuisine put this 40th-floor gem on top of the world. Sample the signature roasted lobster in Gewürztraminer-ginger butter sauce, but save room for the stellar cheese platter.